Marsha Rothman

Born: Sat., Nov. 17, 1945
Died: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

No services to be held

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Marsha Rothman, age 73, of Pittsfield, IL died peacefully surrounded by family on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.  She was born on November 17, 1945 to Julius & Bessie Scholnik Rothman in St. Louis, MO.  She married James “Jim” F. Zahnen, and he survives.

Marsha was a graduate of University City High School and received her degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana campus.  She was employed in the Information Technology sector at various financial institutions in the Chicago, IL locality.  Later, she and Jim acquired the Pine Lakes Campground facility in Pittsfield, IL which they operated for many years.  Upon retiring, Marsha and Jim continued to reside in the rural Pittsfield locality, but enjoyed traveling.  Marsha planned the trips and the couple usually traveled by RV in the United States.  International trips took more planning, but Marsha enjoyed their visits to other countries.  Marsha will be remembered as a fun-loving person who enjoyed gatherings of family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband, James “Jim” F. Zahnen; dear sister, Rosalyn (George) D. Barber; dear nieces and nephews, Jeffrey (Jana) Deutch, Jay Rothman, Bonnie (Kenton) Kolker, Leslie (Bergandine) Corona, and Danielle (Bergandine) Benaim; dear great niece, Jesse Deutch; dear sisters-in-law, Dolores Bergandine and Frances Gregson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother and sister, Larry and Dorothy.

There will be no services.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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Buzz and Julie Ashlevitz
   Posted Wed August 07, 2019

Julie and I wanted to express our condolences on the passing of Marsha. She will be missed. May she Rest In Peace .

Buzz and Julie

Chris Steinys and Frank McKenna
   Posted Wed August 07, 2019
We've lost a good friend and the RRR group has lost its matriarch. Our deepest condolences to Jim and Marsha's family.

Paula Bates
   Posted Wed August 07, 2019
"The world is less beautiful today.
Our thoughts are with Jim and her family.

Dennis & Debbie (Cawthon) Galbreath
   Posted Wed August 07, 2019
We are so sorry for the family loss. I know my folks (Bud & Clara Cawthon) thought so much of Marsha and her husband,she was always so good to them. After they passed I would see Marsha and she had never forgotten me as Bud and Clara daughter. May each of you find peace in the coming days. God bless!!Debbie & Dennis Galbreath.

Charles R. Bartlett
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
So sorry about your loss. I really enjoyed working with Marsha on the Pine Lakes newsletter years ago. I worked at the print shop you would occasionally use. We are thinking of you.

Beth Skinner
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
We are so saddened to hear of your loss. We were blessed to be members of the Pine Lakes family. And, I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to tell Marsha, that all the work you and she did all those years at Pine Lakes, forever changed the fabric of our family. Thank you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days to come.

Tracey and Peggy Conkright
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
Jim, I was so sorry when we heard about Marsha. You offered your help to me when I was in similar circumstances. If there is anything we can help you with, please let us know.

Craig and Monica Beard
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
We send our thoughts and prayers. Craig was so glad he got to work with Jim and Marsha through Lowry Music Co. when they ran Pine Lakes. We are sorry for your loss. Craig and Monica Beard

Faye Dyer
   Posted Thu August 08, 2019
We were very close to Jim & Marsha for many years but lost touch in later years .My deepest sympathy to her family

Gail Handley
   Posted Fri August 09, 2019
I'm so sad to hear about Marsha's death and have since been remembering all of the fun inside jokes that she and I shared throughout high school. I last saw her in 2013 and she was still full of fun, enthusiasm, and energy. Along with so many, I will miss her.

Bonnie Long
   Posted Sun August 11, 2019
I am so sorry to learn of Marsha’s passing. Though we knew so very little of each other, we crossed such friendly paths often at the Post Ofc. Always a big smile and a light surface comment is all we shared. When I realized your retirement those encounters diminished. I truly missed them but was happy for you and your long-awaited pleasure and enjoyment to come.
May Marsha Rest In Peace and God Bless all who knew and loved her.
😊 Sincerely, Bonnie

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